A man has been charged with more than a dozen domestic violence offences after allegedly subjecting a woman to a number of horrific assaults over the past few weeks.
The 25-year-old man was taken into custody by detectives from the Gympie Criminal Investigation Branch yesterday.
He’s been charged with six counts of contravening a domestic violence order, three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, two counts of strangulation/choking and one count of deprivation of liberty, stealing, assault police and obstruct police.
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Police allege that during one of the assaults, the woman was driven to the Toolara Forest, where her hands were zip-tied behind her back and her feet bound with string.
“A man drove off before returning a short time later and cutting the woman free, before he then made her walk on a dirt tract for a considerable distance, before allowing her to re-enter the vehicle when another car approached,” police said.
On another occasion, the woman was allegedly punched in the face before being grabbed around the neck and choked in a headlock, causing difficulty in breathing as a man continued to punch her.
While during another incident, police said a man allegedly drove the woman back to the Toolara Forest where he placed her in a headlock, as she sat in the car, choking her.
“The woman was then made to get out of the car and sit on the dirt before being allowed back in the car, where she was further punched and assaulted”.
“Police will allege there were further incidents of the man contravening domestic violence orders by contacting the woman, visiting her address, verbally abusing her in public and physical assault.”
The man was denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court today.
If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast